The national executive committee of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has agreed on revised prices for both sachet and bottled water, with the former pegged at 50 pesewas and the latter, 500ml and 750ml, at 2 GHC and 3 GHC, respectively, from Monday, September 19.
A press statement signed by NASPAWAP’s Director of Corporate Affairs said the reviewed prices would serve as a guide to all regional associations and ensure uniformity across the country.
Read below the full statement:
The national executive committee of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP), in consultation with stakeholders, wishes to recommend the following price reviews of bottled and sachet water. These reviews serve as a guide to all regional associations and ensure uniformity across the country.
The NEC also cautions that there might be slight variations across regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.
It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at 2ghc, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at 3ghc.
Iced sachet water is recommended at 50 pesewas.
A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30, will now sell at 7ghc from the retail trucks. Mini-shops will now retail a bag of sachet [water] at 9ghc per bag. These reviews take effect from Monday, September 19, 2022
The price reviews have been necessitated by the rising cost of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials, which are mainly imported, and increases in electricity and water, which took effect on September 1, 2022. At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of 8.5ghc. Currently, it is inching up to 10 ghc. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was 9 and now it is 14.5 ghc, which is a 61% change since March 23, 2022.
The suggested adjustment is to help producers cover their production costs.
We appreciate the difficulties our consumers have to go through to endure these hardships. We appeal to all to bear with us.
The Director of Corporate Affairs
National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers